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How Walking Improves Balance

How Walking Improves Balance

As with many things in life, balance is harder to maintain as we age. We all tend to feel less stable on our feet as we get older and this could be due to a multitude of factors such as loss of muscle mass, vision and hearing changes, medical conditions, or medications.

Tips to Prevent Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries and Tips to Prevent Them

Changes in the snow conditions, fatigue, binding release failure, or falling in an awkward manner, can all cause twisting falls, or ligaments and tendons to tear and in the most severe circumstances the joint to dislocate and bones to break. To protect yourself this holiday/ski season, follow these simple tips.

Overuse Injuries in Student Athletes

Overuse Injuries in Student Athletes

Practice doesn’t always make perfect, especially if you are training too often or improperly. Overuse injuries are caused by repetitive stress to a muscle, bone or tendon can be subtle and develop over time.

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The Benefits of Outpatient Surgery

Outpatient surgery is a type of surgery that allows patients to return home on the same day as their procedure and they occur in an outpatient (ambulatory) surgery center.

Back Pain Treatment at Southern Oregon Orthopedics

How To Tell if Back Pain is Serious?

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical help or miss work. Fortunately, measures can help prevent or relieve most back pain episodes, especially for people younger than age 60.

Dr. James Van Horne to retire

Dr. James Van Horne to retire

After 25 years and over 10,000 hip and knee replacements, I have decided to retire effective February 24, 2023.


What Bracing Can Do for You

Physical injuries are quite common, affecting 55.4 million people and leading to over 200,000 preventable deaths and over a billion dollars in medical costs. Whether

Keeping Your Joints Safe This Winter

Keeping Your Joints Safe This Winter

So much of how you move and function is based on the multiple types of joints your body possesses. Without them, walking, running, lifting objects, writing, typing,

Is Arthritis Preventable?

Is Arthritis Preventable?

We explore the causes of arthritis, how it affects your body, and what you can do to manage or prevent it.

Who Can Benefit from Physical Therapy

Who Can Benefit from Physical Therapy?

We explore what PT can do by examining the common reasons for getting physical therapy, and the variety of ways you can benefit from it in your everyday life.